Basketball Players’ Cool But Useful Fashion Accessories

Basketball is the hottest game or sports nowadays. With the NBA finals fast approaching, we are seeing lots of basketball posts, articles and images around the world-wide web. There are also lots of fantasy basketball names being invented that shows support to the team and to the players.

Because of the attention NBA players are getting, it’s no surprised that even their fashion accessories are being noticed and seen. Below are few of the most notable accessories that most of NBA players are wearing.


Basketball Headbands

Headbands are great basketball accessory. Most of the time, the color of it is matched at the color of the uniform. There are players who also want it to be different with the uniform color and chose something that matches their shoe color. Aside from looking good and great with headbands on, it also prevent sweat from running down to the forehead that can eventually reach the eyes.

Basketball Sleeve

Anthony Iverson Basketball Sleeve

Basketball sleeve or some others calls it as shooter sleeve is an accessory that covers the full arm. Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant are some of the most popular players who usually wears such basketball accessory  Basketball sleeve is commonly a product of nylon and spandex. Aside from being a good fashion accessory at the hard court, it also prevent further elbow injuries. Experts also says that it helps the shooting arm or hand (that’s why it’s also called as shooter sleeve) loose. It also prevents sweat dripping down from the bicep to the wrist and hand.

Elastic Therapeutic Tape

Elastic Therapeutic Tape

For some, this tape doesn’t look good but for the players, it gives them some sort of comfort specially when placed or applied at tired/sore muscles. You can see this tape largely placed at basketball player’s shoulders, arms and even at the legs. Some are even using it just for added color to their body or uniform. Elastic therapeutic tapes came into popularity when the product was donated at 2012 Summer Olympics.

High Socks

Jason Terry High Socks

High socks indeed speaks a lot of fashion statement for basketball players. But did you know it works wonders for them as well? High socks helps the muscles (leg or calf) to stretch with less force or pressure when playing basketball. It’s can also help players to retain the leg power/stamina they need to play more minutes at the hard court.

There are still more fashionable items and accessories basketball players wear at each and every game. The mentioned ones above are just the most common ones nowadays.





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56 thoughts on “Basketball Players’ Cool But Useful Fashion Accessories

  1. Knee caps though having its proper uses now too become a basketball accessory. Also, rugby socks is an in thing din.

  2. Just wanna add: most of the players wear compression shorts or what we call as cycling shorts. while I first thought that they wear the shorts under their jerseys for fashion, its real purpose is to minimize muscular fatigue in the upper leg area

  3. I’m just wondering, white socks ang usual socks nila noh? Why not black kaya? Tattoo can also be their fashion accessory too, hehe 😀

  4. I may not be a man but I find ladies wearing those fashion sexy… thinking about Hyuna in bubble pop 🙂

  5. Well, there’s a lot more fashion-ish to see in basketball than what we thought. But what i like noticing to most players are their shoes!!! 🙂

  6. Haha! This is a fun fashion article! Who knew there’s also fashion in playing basketball? 😛

  7. Headbands are my favorite, not only it helps keeping my hair of my eyes it also absorbs sweat coming from my head.

  8. don’t forget the super long baggy shorts almost like a skirt! I miss the 80s when these players wear super short shorts !

  9. These may be accessories that may or may not be worn by a basketball player but they serve as protection and somehow give comfort as well.

  10. I remember asking my brother about the purpose of wearing headbands when playing basketball hehe. I thought they’re just making pa-pogi. May purpose naman pala 🙂 para sa pawis.

  11. Basketball players are into Fashion too. I remember Jordan’s Fashion that helps basketball grow to a new era.

  12. It’s really fashionable using sleeves and sweat bands and long socks when playing basketball.

  13. I wonder if basketball players, particularly those who are featured on TV during their games, are conscious on the way they look and if they really wear fashion accessories thinking about beauty. 😀

    1. i guess somehow maybe their uniform looks good already in a way that they are playing basketball. like me, I go to gym and think what to wear that will look good but comfy for running and all.

  14. Funny how I was thinking of a similiar post but this time on running gear. My original sports was basketball.

  15. I’ve seen basketball players on TV wearing some of those accessories, although I’m not aware of what those accessories (elastic therapeutic tape and basketball sleeve) are called. Now I know, thanks to your post!

  16. i think signature look na ng basketball players yung high socks kahit nung 80s pa! :))

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